Quoting Missie93:" I'm just curious, can someone explain to me what all the benefits are to doing this? "
Quoting JJ's Mommy [WAL]:" The umbilical cord made me gag a little :shock:"
Placentophagy, or consumption of the placenta, has been reported for decades to help stop the baby blues and diminish postpartum fatigue. Some women have cooked the placenta in a stew, mixed it into a smoothie, or even taken it raw to tap into its powerful effects. For many who feel squeamish about this or want to reap the benefits of placenta for more than just a day or two, there is another option: encapsulation. Powdered placenta has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for centuries. In the postpartum period, placenta capsules can be used to
- balance your hormones
- enhance your milk supply
- increase your energy
Although current research on human placentophagy does not exist, what we do know is that women who take placenta capsules report fewer emotional issues, have more energy and tend to enjoy a faster, more pleasant postpartum recovery. The first few days and weeks with your new baby are precious. Give yourself the best chance to fully enjoy your
Quoting kaaw:" I just heard of a former school classmate of mine who is a doula and does these capsules. can you tell me what it is about, in a brief way so as not to pester you too much?"
I posted a link a few posts up :) i hope that helps!
Quoting Black Dynamite:" I want to as well, but there were some issues when I had Kinley and they has already taken it by the time I remembered. "
that sucks :(
I mentioned it at least 30 times during labor, lol
I updated the OP with a link to info on it.
just looking at these pics I dont think I could ever do that. http://www.cafemom.com/journals/read/1577334/Placenta_Encapsulation_Instructions_w_Pictures
Hmm, I think maybe I'll do this with my second.
Quoting FaithLovesBaby:" Hmm, I think maybe I'll do this with my second."
I am so freaking excited that I did it. I can't start them tomorrow because she said I would get a boost of energy and not to take it at night.
I wont be responding to anything negative this post forward.
I'm due really soon, I meant to read up more about this kind of thing but got pretty distracted. I wonder if its too late for me? hmmm what do you guys think? I should look for somewhere in my area right?
I did it myself since we have a dehydrator. My placenta was on the small side though, still got plenty of pills out of it. It is helping with my emotions, I was starting to feel the same "baby blues" I had with our first.
Quoting pigeon pair:" Was it expensive? Or do you do it yourself?"
no, I didnt even look at it. I paid $150 for it.